Microsoft 365

4.7
Overall rating
Reviews

4.7
Overall rating
Reviews

About Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365, formerly Office 365, is a suite of office collaboration and productivity applications. The software encompasses modules that enables the use of Microsoft Office suite and cloud-based solutions such as Skype, Exchange and SharePoint. While Microsoft 365 can be deployed through single sign-on leveraging an Active Directory, the software’s functions can be configured on the online portal. It provides products such as OneDrive, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint, MicrosoftTeams and SharePoint. Primary features of Microsoft 365 comprise hosted services, office applications, updates, collaboration tools and Microsoft 365 Education. Additionally, users can leverage the suite for cross-platform efficiency, updated workflow, on-air meetings, cloud collaboration and email hosting. Catering to businesses and homes, Microsoft 365 can be accessed via web, iOS or Android operating system. It also provides on-premise solution for enterprises. Support is provided via email, phone and an online help desk. Pricing is per user per month.
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Microsoft 365 pricing

Microsoft 365 does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Microsoft 365 paid version starts at USD 6.99/month.

Starting Price:
USD 6.99/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Microsoft 365 Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.3
Functionality
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.3
5 reviews of 13,525 View all reviews
Phil
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 26/01/2023

"Microsoft 365: Productivity and Collaboration All-in-One"

Overall, Microsoft 365 is an excellent solution for individuals, teams, and businesses seeking a comprehensive set of productivity and collaboration features in a single package. It's perfect for online collaboration and remote work. It can also enable users save and share files, documents, and presentations on the cloud, making it easier to view and communicate with others from anywhere.

Pros

Microsoft 365 is a complete productivity and collaboration package that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and Teams.It lets users edit files from anywhere with an internet connection.Microsoft Teams' real-time chat, videoconferencing, and file sharing enable teamwork.Microsoft 365 allows real-time creation and sharing of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, making project collaboration easier.

Cons

Some features are only available at particular membership levels, thus users may need to upgrade in order to gain access to certain tools.For using some of the more advanced features and functionalities, there is a learning curve.

Alternatives Considered

LibreOffice

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft 365

Many people prefer Microsoft Office for its robust and flexible productivity and collaboration tools. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint—popular word processing, data analysis, and presentation apps—included. These programs include several capabilities that make it easy to create and change professional-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
Ivy
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 30/10/2023

Software as a Service continues its march

Overall it's easy to deal with for most things, and things that aren't easy are rarely impossible, just incredibly irritating.

Pros

It's nice to have a single fee that covers basically all of the common use software for an average worker, including their OS.

Cons

I hate the notion of an OS being a subscription service, and the administrative panel changes a lot in ways that make it seem like Microsoft is not entirely sure how to make things work on the backend.

Sechaba
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 11/01/2024

The ultimate productivity suite

An overall pleasant experience, and I'm looking forward to the integration with Co-Pilot to ramp up my productivity.

Pros

The tight integration of the Office 365 apps means I never have to leave the ecosystem to accomplish my tasks.

Cons

Memory consumption of Outlook could be better.

Jeanne
  • Industry: Law Enforcement
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 19/01/2019

50/50

I'm on the fence about Office 365. Some of the features work really well like the applications. Other features like OneDrive aren't as trustworthy as I had hoped. Our company has had issues with accessing files on OneDrive and SharePoint. Microsoft tech support usually has the problem resolved within 24 hours. But for a 24 hours facility, sometimes that's not fast enough. Ultimately the decision was not mine to move to Office 365. Had I known it wasn't very reliable, I would have waited to transition to it.

Pros

SharePoint is a good function for a medium to large sized business. We use it to post documents that our staff use consistently so they can find everything in one place. The documents can get kind of buried in the file structure but it's ideally the same as Windows Explorer once you get used to it. It's nice that you can personalize the sites with background photos and text. Another great feature is the downloadable apps that you get with an E3 account. You can download the apps on a number of computers so you can use it anywhere. Additionally you can download the apps on your phone or tablet.

Cons

OneDrive has given me some trouble when I've got the folder linked with my computer. If you upload things to the OneDrive via internet browser, it's great. Once I added it to my desktop and opened the file window to be used in addition to the web browser, it got questionable. I would open files from the file explorer window and edit them and they wouldn't upload to OneDrive when saved. It's something you really have to keep an eye on. Maybe it was my network card or internet connection. But when you have more than one person editing the same files at different times, you never know if you're getting the most up to date version of that file. I've lost a lot of data because of this. Also when you create Groups and try to use that group for an email, you have to be sure to expand the group or it won't be sent as an email. It will send as a group message and most of the people I work with don't know how to view that.

Namrata
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 17/11/2023

Empowering productivity and collaboration anytime /anywhere

Pros

it is designed to help individuals businesses, and organisations be more productive and collaborative, it includes a variety of applications and services that cater to different needs, and it allows user to access their documents and services from virtually anywhere with an internet connection.

Cons

So far I haven't found anything which I don't like, we are using it here daily.

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